Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
business reporter sean hoare who was found dead tonight, just weeks after telling them he had been pressured to tap phones. his death is being described as unexplained but not suspicious. nick robinson for bbc news, westminster. >> for more on how this could impact the report marked empire, i am joined by a senior business writer for bloomberg news. -- this could impact the rupert murdoch empire, i am joined by a senior business writer for bloomberg news. what can they say that will reassure shareholders? >> i think shareholders will want to hear that the worst is past. there's a sense among shareholders -- viavoice given rupert murdoch -- they have always given rupert murdoch a bit of a break. there has always been a bit of a murdoch discount thinking he is going to do what he wants to do and do not always what is best for shareholders. they've given him a break because he has a good view long- term of where the company is going. now he and his management team look like a group that is not in front of the news. they continue to get hammered by events. they are not prepared for it.
Jul 18, 2011 3:00pm EDT
colson. shaen who are -- se-sean hoare mobile phone signals and according to him, they did this in exchange for cash payments so he was filled with all sorts of revelations and accusations of what the news of the world was up to. >> so he's the latest layer to this story you've been covering. rupert murdock tomorrow is in the hot seat. he's been summoned to answer questions and just translate that for me. does that mean he will be sworn in to testify or is he simply asks questions and what kind of questions can they anticipate? >> i don't know whether he's going to be actually made to swear an oath before the select committee of members of the british parliament, but obviously, this is, you know, the british government and british mps, british lawmakers wanting to hold to account, the scrutinize, cross-examination the head of news corps about the activities of his executives, what he knew about his company's activities, what his executives knew. this is a huge scandal that's really rocked the british establishment, in the past 24 hours, we have had the two senior most officials in